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by @bynataliaco

100% in my heart 💓 and brain 🧠
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Sometimes it’s not that simple when you have to “sell your art”;
the “commercial” part can overcloud our true passion in creating (this-is-a-business-not-just-a-hobby sort of thing). Whenever this happens, I always come back to the true origin of WHY I create 🙏🏻
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Find YOUR OWN conviction (your own “why”), be honest with yourself, and let this drive you for a longer haul rather than just #followingthecrowd
A supportive creative community is also much treasured along the way, so thank you for walking through this journey together with me #youknowwhoyouare 😇
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Thanks for sharing this great reminder yesterday @lounarae 😍😘 and of course, the inspiring @rupikaur_ ❣️
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#bynataliaco #passiontocreate #createdtocreate #artquotes #artquote #thewhybehindthework #whyicreate #iCreate #createeveryday #createarteveryday #cultivatewhatmatters #handmade #handmadecommunity #loveyourtribe #mumboss #momboss #girlbossau #rupikaur #rupikaurpoetry #artistsofinstagram #artistlife #momartist #makerstribe #handmademarket #handmadeinmelbourne #handmademelbourne #australianhandmade

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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by @ambermdayton

Standing ovation of hairstyling. Client: “You just made my hair look better than how my hairstylist back home does. Amazing, you’re a true artist.” 💗 #whyicreate #hairstyling


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by @blossomheartquilts

What do you think is the point of mini quilts? After all, they're not very "useful", right? So why do we make them?
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This is something I've pondered over my quilting journey, and I came to the conclusion that who cares why? In a time-poor world, creating purely for the joy of it, for the sake of feeling like we've finished at least ONE thing in our week... an absolutely valid reason for making mini quilts. For the full brain dump, check out today's blog post... it's too long to share it all here!
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#blossomheartquilts #miniquilt #makingmerrybhq #aussiequilter #makemodern #creativity #whyicreate #abmcrafty #livecreatively #calledtobecreative #createmore #createeveryday #creativelife #modernhexies #libertyfabric #carolynfriedlander


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by @marjoleinbastin

My wonderful partners at @hallmark have released the second part in my "Why I Create" blog series. Read my thoughts and watch my newest videos at the link in my bio. Please comment below to let me know what you think.

#hallmark #marjoleinbastin #whyicreate #thinkmakeshare #natureart #natureartist


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by @paperose.co

After realizing that yesterday was world mental health day, I did a little reflecting on my blog about what making flowers has meant to me and my life. I’m genuinely happy to be back home today and reunited with my rolls of crepe (as shown here with freckles), but my wish is that more people could find a craft or a creative outlet that helps them feel the same way about their day (or at least a portion of the day!). Check my post for the suggestions I’m currently digging, and I’d love it if you’d share your ideas here too. (It’s a work in progress, always—right?) Or, maybe everyone should just go ahead and take a week off—that would probably work too. 😂

Paper Rose Co.
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by @rebaleighhandmade

What drives me to create is not always the finished product - I need another blanket like I need a hole in my ceiling. But seeing my chicken scratches come to life - a tangible thing that sprung from my head and my hands - that's where it's at. .
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Also, I had this top on the bed for five seconds before my husband sat on it. 😡 I legit growled. He quickly moved. 😂 .
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#waywardcompassquilt #whyIcreate #makersgonnamake #konasolids


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by @think.make.share

"To have my brush in hand, to have my ideas on paper, it’s me. There’s not a borderline between my work and me…This is me, and that’s what I want to do for all my life. That’s the only thing I’m sure.” ⠀
More from our inspiring day behind the scenes with Marjolein on the blog. Link in bio. #whyIcreate @MarjoleinBastin
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#thinkmakeshare #hallmark #artist #maker #nature #naturepainting #watercolor #art


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by @tamelakoshiolart

So here I am in Jacksonville...thinking how quickly the last six months have went. Cancer is a crazy beast with no boundaries. Today I have had a little extra time to people watch and I am always amazed at the courageous people in this world. 💛


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by @thewildpine

Last month, right after being discharged from the hospital, my family took Isaac and I on a cabin getaway up north. 🌲
We rested, reconnected and explored. On the last day, my dad and I kayaked to the other side of the lake. At the mouth of the stream was a thick canopy of Eastern Hemlock trees, their boughs dipping into the water and brushing our heads as we paddled. My dad began plucking cones here and there, dropping them by the handful into his boat. “Laura! You’ll need more of these once you’re back to making again!” As he gathered, I cried. I felt so far from being able to create. But, seeing my dad so joyfully and feverishly foraging for cones just for me filled me with a bit of gladness and a glimmer of hope. 🌲
We floated there for a good long while and then kayaked back, our laps covered in twigs and cones and needles. On the shore, my sister and I combed through the cones, setting aside our favorites, some to keep and some to be immortalized in sterling silver. 🌲
Soon, these will become adornments. A tiny silver hemlock cone to serve as a reminder of the hope found in every circumstance, and the joy found in the smallest of things.

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by @hliedtke7

When the world is wrapped in slumber
And the moon is sailing high
If you look between the curtains
You’ll see witches riding by
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Emily is a trouper, I asked her to go float in front of this wall and she just did it! 😂 There are some issues, but if it please the court, this is my first earnest attempt at composites and I’m mostly happy with it. 🎃
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#gloomy_side_views #fancygoth_edit #total_gothic #hauntinghumans_h18 #witchesofinstagram #witchfashion #halloween #pumpkin #eeriebeautiful #dark_captures #fiftyshades_of_darkness #gallery_of_dark_arts #_dark_portraits #ominous_perfection #hauntinghumans #fantasyphotography #darkphotography #dark_infinity #darkartistries #nightportrait #darkintuitive #thedarkpr0ject #sombrebeings #pr0ject_uno_darkcollab #creative_portraits #themysterypr0ject #artistry_dark #humanedge #fineart_photo #whyicreate


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by @shannonfraserdesigns

Throw back to this pretty improv block from my #100daysofsfdImprov project last year. I’ve totally fallen off the wagon for this years 100-day challenge, but I do plan on getting back to them once I get my Irish Vortex quilts done. I believe I’ve got less than 40 days left to go and I think it’s high time I focus on a little #slowstitching 😉🧡💙 #happymemories

Montreal, Quebec
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by @hliedtke7

October 🍂🍁🍂🍁
Finally time to be outside again. I recently saw the movie “the Witch” and all I keep thinking is “I AM THE WITCH OF THE WOODS”. 😂 But she’s definitely a friendly witch, not a scary one.
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(I got so many ant bites while taking this)
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#halloween #pumpkin #jarrahdale #woods #witch #goth #eeriebeautiful #dark_captures #fiftyshades_of_darkness #gallery_of_dark_arts #_dark_portraits #ominous_perfection #hauntinghumans #moodyports #moodygrams #darkphotography #dark_infinity #darkartistries #nightportrait #darkintuitive #thedarkpr0ject #sombrebeings #creative_portraits #themysterypr0ject #artistry_dark #romantic_darkness #fineart_photo #whyicreate #total_gothic

Arlington, Texas
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by @my.inspiration.ally

Get lost in your craft so you can find the best way through today’s struggles.
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To me, art and making things means necessity. I need to keep doing, creating and making. This is so I can work through pain, show others that I care for them, and show myself that I can rebuild.
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I’d love to hear your thoughts. What does your craft mean to you? Share in the comments! 📣
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Follow @my.inspiration.ally for more creativity tips and inspiration.
Gorgeous image by Emma Frances Logan
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#whyicreate #myinspirationally #whydoyoucreate #creativity #makersgonnamake #painters #hobbies #creativity #creativityfound #purpose #purposedrivenlife #creativefreedom #creativeoutlet #worklifebalance #worklife #artists #inspirationalquotes #creativeleadership #artist #makethings #inspirationalquotes #howtobehappy


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by @karinabania

“Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that's why I made works of art. ” Felix Gonzales-Torres

Years ago I read that quote, it put words to a feeling that I'd had for a long time.
We exist. We have a story. We want to be acknowledged and heard. We want to express ourselves, have witness to our lives, and try to make our place in the world.

Recent studio visit + photo by the talented @courtneypaigephoto


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by @luciagiriphotography

THE WORLD

She was born to unite the divine and matter...She was born to create the world.

I love to photograph pregnant women and I love to tell the stories.
Lately I was blessed, my midwife, woman who was there at my homebirth with us, didnt mind covering herself in the mud and lie there on the field in between the houses.
The power of creating something, becoming real and grounded while manipulating with nature, playing with mud, jumping in freezing cold water, climbing the waterfall, hanging from the rocks, changing the reality and covering the photo in new colors makes me happy and alive. That 's why I create... Why do you create?
#fineart #fineartpregnancyphotography #conceptualproject #conceptual_art #conceptualphotography #pregnancyphotography #pregnancy_photography #maternityphotography #maternity_shoot #maternityphoto #creativeportraits #creativity #sigmaart #sigmabeauty #whyicreate #ilovephotography #ilovetoshoot #pune #punephotographers #buddingphotographersofindia #darkroom_daydream #artistic_insta_portraits #art #photomanipulations


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by @byhilaryjordan

A certain little boy recently figured out how to climb out of his bed, so now nap time has moved to the couch. I love seeing him cuddled under a quilt. 💙
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#WhyICreate #WhyIQuilt #IMadeThis #MarcelleMedallion #FavoriteQuilt #NapTime #MomLife #AurifilThread #Aurifil #QuiltsAreForNaps


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by @shannonfraserdesigns

Remember this little one?!
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Totally thought I was going to machine quilt her, but I’m in need of some slow and meditative hand stitching 😊
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Pattern is #irishvortexquilt and hope to have it released soon featured here in #blueberryparkfabrics by @karenlewistextiles and most of the #pearlcottonthread are from @wonderfilspecialtythreads
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#quiltingismytherapy #meditativestitching

Montreal, Quebec
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by @annabeth_crittenden

I'm having one of those days where I don't want to be an adult. So this #WhiteWallWednesday is dedicated to the comfort of nostalgia. The feeling of the world melting away when reminded of the innocence of childhood. The innocence that urges us to keep even some of our childhood toys, blankets, books, or teddy bears. There's something beautiful in that - something even magical. .
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A special thanks to my childhood friend - Fawndidi - for being this week's model. I've had this stuffed deer since I was two years old and she never fails to bring me comfort when I want the world to fade away. .
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#designer #designers #creative #creatives #artist #artoftheday #picoftheday #digitalart #graphic #graphicart #graphics #workspace #photography #photoshop #graphicdesign #design #art #graphic #whyicreate

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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by @hliedtke7

Tried some different editing on this one. I like it. I tend to be too conservative and it’s hard to break out of that. When it comes to color and texture, I like it but I’m always afraid I’m doing too much. Then I see someone else’s image with tons of color and texture and I love it 🤷🏼‍♀️ It’s a journey. .
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#persephone #eeriebeautiful #dark_captures #fiftyshades_of_darkness #gallery_of_dark_arts #_dark_portraits #ominous_perfection #fineartphotography #fantasyphotography #moodyports #moodygrams #darkphotography #dark_infinity #darkartistries #nightportrait #darkintuitive #thedarkpr0ject #sombrebeings #pr0ject_uno_darkcollab #themysterypr0ject #artistry_dark #romantic_darkness #humanedge #fineart_photo #whyicreate #fineartactions in Vermillion and Regal


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by @mtsculpturepnw1

Roughly four years ago, the day of my promotion board. I miss the energy and function that I possessed pre-trauma. Carving a new life bit-by-bit, but on days like today when my brain keeps letting me down...I can't help but wish for what is no longer mine.
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#trauma #traumarecovery #anxiety #depression #ptsd #acceptance #roughday #arttherapy #moveforward #veteran #disabledveteran #disabilities #memories #armylife #adrenaline #unfocused #itsalmostfriday #onemoreday #tacoma #okinawa #pnw #whyicreate #whyisculpt #whyart #disabledartist #tbt #throwbackthursday

Tacoma, Washington
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by @chickenscratchshoppe

~ Why I Create ~

I create because it makes me feel connected to the earth. There's something about the soft touch of linen, the feel of dirt and the smell of turmeric that makes my soul feel at peace. When I create, my mind focuses on the task at hand, connecting to the music playing or the sound if the sewing machine. Joy rises through the worry, through feelings, and settles for a while. There isn't much else that offers a break from the ever changing landscape of my brain.
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I grew up in a household of creators. My Dad did many things, but mostly worked with wood and gardened. My mom sewed and crocheted. Each one teaching me their craft, instilled a deep love of learning what I can create with my own two hands. My Grandpa was a welder and although he passed when I was young, I would love to learn how to weld. My Grandma sewed and crocheted. She made me an afghan that I'll always treasure. .
When I create it feels like I am keeping their legacy and craft alive. I am at peace and all is well. .
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#whyicreate #reflecting
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by @daniellebilen

🌊Deep Calls Unto Deep🌊

Water is a very powerful element and essential to all life. Here we see waves being used as wings. This creates a new meaning alongside its typical use. Instead of wings simply expressing the idea of being lifted up, this also suggests a pushing forward. In surfing a wave can be ridden, allowing you to harnessing its power. It rises you up and pushes you forward, causing you to soar above the depths of the ocean. The elements are used to your advantage and the balance and strength necessary to ride the waves are essential.

In this picture we see the coming storm. A storm stirs up the ocean and makes the waves stronger. We see his gaze turned away from the threat of the storm, instead he is focused on the water being stirred up within him. The waves are rising up to strengthen him and propel him forward in whatever conditions lie ahead.
There is a halo around his head reminding him of who he is. I used a moon to create this halo, though it is barely visible because of the light which illuminates the darkness. The moon controls the ocean with its lunar pulls creating one of the most reliable phenomena in the world. This idea is used to reflect the faithfulness of God upon his life. God is in control of his going out and his coming in.
Lightning strikes in the distance releasing power and energy. Birds fly safely through the storm. This symbolizes the contribution he gives to others when they face difficult times in life. He will carry a strength and depth that will help give others wings to fly. In his hands we see gold, that is the anointing his carries and the healing he will bring. I even sense that he will have a “golden touch” throughout his life. Everything he puts his hand to will be turned to gold.
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.#digtalart #propheticart #prophetic #spiritualart #ethereal #fantasyart #holyspirit #surfart #religiousart #surrealart #artcollector #artinspires #photosurrealism #storyart #fineartphotographer #art #arty #whyicreate #illustrationartist #ethereal_moods #artportrait #spiritualjourney #oceanart #digitalartist #digitalartwork #digitalarts #angelwings #figurativeart #figurative #surrealistic


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by @byhilaryjordan

Yesterday my grandma celebrated her 95th birthday. 🎂 I started making this quilt for her almost 5 years ago and now it is finally finished and gifted. 💛
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Definitely one of my oldest UFOs, and definitely the most satisfying one to finish and gift. My grandma is a huge part of why I love sewing & needlecraft, and I'm eternally grateful she introduced me to this amazing hobby (and now way of life😉) so many years ago. 💛
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#BirthdayQuilt #95YearsOld #NeedleCraft #Sewing #WhyICreate #MakersGonnaMake #MakeAllTheThings #SewMyStash #SewMyStash2018 #Aurifil #TriangleQuilt


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by @hliedtke7

“I wasn’t afraid, I was bored. I was hungry.”
Letters from Persephone-Natalie Wee

Photography, edit, flower crown, costume by me
Haley is the perfect Persephone 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀
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#persephone #flowercrown #pommegranate #theportraitpr0ject #agameofportraits #moodyports #portraitgames #agameoftones #2instagoodportraitlove #makeportraitsnotwar #chasingemotions #makeportraits #igpodium_life #moodygrams #igpodium_portraits #rsa_portraits #photographysouls #chasingemotions #neowomen #solovelysofree #topportraits #whyicreate #fineartactions using Regal and Vermillion


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